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Christian D66

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THE FRISCO KID is one of those HBO repeaters some recall fondly (I saw ZORRO THE GAY BLADE every showing but I knew it wasn't quite good -- that endeth George Hamilton's film satire career) but I've never been able to sit through it and I worship Wilder. I get interest or nostalgia for TFK over something truly bad like UNDER THE RAINBOW, which I excitedly watched on its HBO premiere and was shocked a Chevy Chase studio comedy could be so bad and unfunny (except for the dog-window scene which is the sole funny moment in the whole thing).

I was a harsh but fair critic in high school: I panned FOOTLOOSE in the school paper to the good natured anger of classmates (they did appreciate that I praised Chris Penn) and thought FLASHDANCE was the first movie I saw in a theater without a plot. It just started and ended. Like a video. I was the only one laughing. Don't get me started on TOP GUN. I always enjoyed John Hughes for coming the closet to my generation and his under-rated meta-style but even in 1986 I thought his films were Nat Lampoon white privilege (my friends groaned when I said I didn't give a shit about a spoiled kid like Ferris with a Synclavier, etc.). But I watched PANDEMONIUM every time on HBO just to laugh at Paul Reubens and some of the dumb gags. So what do I know?
 

Alan Tully

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Wish ‘Start The Revolution Without Me’ could find its way to a high-def release. Gene Wilder was great in that film
Yup, that's the Wilder I want! It was the first DVD I ever imported (in the old Warner cardboard case), I viewed a couple of weeks ago & enjoyed it just as much as when I first saw it at Christmas time 1970.

Anyway, back to The Frisco Kid which I've never seen or fancied seeing.
 

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